The Microelectronics Commons: A National Network of Prototyping Innovation Hubs

The Microelectronics Commons is creating a direct pathway to reduce the country’s reliance on foreign microelectronics and safeguard the nation from supply chain risks.

2024 Microelectronics Annual Meeting and NSTC Symposium

Inside The Commons

NSTXL President and Founder Tim Greeff spoke with the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and Department of Defense’s Chief Technology Officer, the Honorable Heidi Shyu. Watch the full video here.


the transition from laboratory to fabrication for more efficient U.S. microelectronics innovations.


the United States’ global leadership across microelectronics technical development.


the transition of new technologies to domestic microelectronics manufacturers.

Funded by the CHIPS and Science Act, the Microelectronics Commons program is a network of regional technology Hubs acting on a shared mission: to expand the nation’s global leadership in microelectronics. Through this program, the Microelectronics Commons program is accelerating domestic prototyping and growing a pipeline of U.S.-based semiconductor talent.

The Microelectronics Commons Hubs

The Microelectronics Commons program comprises eight regional Hubs, each focused on multiple technology areas and supported by their network of commercial innovators. If you are interested in learning more, register for the Microelectronics Commons Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Technology Areas Supported by the Microelectronics Commons

  • 5G/6G Technology

  • Artificial Intelligence/Hardware

  • Commercial Leap-Ahead Technologies

  • Electromagnetic Warfare

  • Secure Edge/IoT Computing

  • Quantum Technology

The Microelectronics Commons program was established through the Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S²MARTS) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) established by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division and is managed by the National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL).